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1 May, 2018

Storage Rent Growth Is Strong

by Jeffrey W. Adler, Yardi Systems, Inc. Storage rent growth is decelerating but still trending...

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1 Apr, 2018

Is Your Website Accessible To The Blind?

After the ruling in favor of a customer in the Gil v. Winn-Dixie case (Florida District Court),...

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1 Mar, 2018

“The future ain’t what it used to be.” –Yogi Berra

Joel Deis, vice president and regional manager, Marcus & Millichap – Seattle Office, and national...

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1 Feb, 2018

The Last Word: Self-Storage Trends To Watch For In 2018

Over the last 15 years, the self-storage industry evolved from a mom-and-pop investment class to a...

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1 Jan, 2018

Outselling Your Competition

Do you feel like there’s a self storage property on every corner? Or, you have had several large...

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1 Nov, 2017

Networking iIn The Self-Storage Community

By Nick Malagisi, SIOR, Managing Director/National Director Self-Storage of SVN Hardy Good, one of...

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1 Oct, 2017

The Importance Of Securing Every Unit Door

In today’s world of instant access to goods and services, we’ve all grown accustomed to a certain...

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1 Sep, 2017

Need Data?

Join Us In Arizona! Information is the key to success. Given the importance of that fact in our...

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1 Aug, 2017

Minding The One Percent

As industries evolve, the competition gets fiercer and the stakes become higher. The things that...

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1 Jun, 2017

Prospering While Managing Risk

As real estate and economic cycles go, things are usually fine, until they are not. The old adage...

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1 May, 2017

Why Offering Tenant Insurance Is Good Customer Service

James Appleton, Director of Sales, Publishing & Special Risk, MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC ...

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1 Apr, 2017

Site Selection Insights

As the self-storage development cycle moves over the crest and onto the downward slope, the...

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1 Mar, 2017

Storage Emergencies

Helping Customers In Distress Upon recently returning to the U.S. from a vacation, I immediately...

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1 Jan, 2017

Navigating Change

In many respects, 2016 was another banner year for the self-storage industry. Transaction velocity...

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1 Nov, 2016

YLG And The Self-Storage Industry

A little over four years ago, the Young Leaders Group (YLG) was nothing more than an idea tossed...

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1 Oct, 2016

Remaining Relevant

It’s Time To Take Advantage Of Technology An “entrenched industry that is failing to recognize...

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1 Sep, 2016

Credit Card Surcharges

Storage operators have long experienced the anguish of the transaction fees charged by credit card...

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1 Aug, 2016

Training Is The Key To Tenant Insurance Success

Tenant insurance is one of the oldest insurance products in the self-storage industry. Once viewed...

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1 Jun, 2016

How You Can Go Wrong With A Grace Period

I spend a good part of my professional career parsing words trying to protect the self-storage...

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1 May, 2016

Are We Getting The Credit We Deserve?

I have made my living in the self-storage industry for more than three decades. I have watched our...

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6 Apr, 2016

No Excuses; No Exceptions!

The Importance Of Revenue Management In A Highly Occupied Environment For as long as I can...

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1 Mar, 2016

Let’s Do This Deal:

A Buyer’s Perspective Like many of you, I am an owner-operator to the core; but for the last four...

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1 Feb, 2016

Vindication … Finally?

Self-storage is on fire! Since 2013, it has crushed the competition in the commercial real estate...

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1 Jan, 2016

Empowering Your Team: The Best Business Resolution

These are certainly wonderful times for the self-storage business. In my 30 years in the industry,...

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